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Bill English can't claim to speak for all New Zealanders on the future of NZ Super, says ACT Leader David Seymour. "Bill English has accepted that Superannuation costs will balloon by a billion dollars extra each year but says New Zealanders are...

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The Government will invest $7.5 million over two years in developing key skills and systems to help boost exports across the primary sector, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says. This investment focuses on key initiatives that will help deliver...

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New Zealanders will celebrate the Samoan language this week with cultural performances, speeches and debates all over the country. Samoan Language Week begins today. It is the first of seven Pacific language weeks to be celebrated this year. Pacific language...

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New Zealand's global connections will be strengthened by its Presidency of the International Transport Forum in Germany this week, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. Mr Bridges leaves today for the annual summit in Leipzig, Germany. In his role...

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Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed law changes to help protect New Zealand at the border. The Border Processing (Arrivals and Departures) Levy Bill, which creates a new border clearance levy to protect...

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Hundreds of domestic abuse victims could be missing out on getting protection orders because they are unable to get legal aid, Labour's Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. “In the last two years some 351 people who applied for legal...

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Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the approval of legislation by the United States Senate that would grant Trade Promotion Authority. TPA would allow the President to propose trade agreements that the US Congress can either approve or reject, but not...

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The departure of John Campbell is a blow to current affairs investigative journalism, Labour's Broadcasting Spokesperson Clare Curran says. “Campbell Live stood out in its field. Its axing comes as local broadcasting in New Zealand remains...

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Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today paid tribute to the life and career of former Supreme Court Judge, the Rt Hon Sir Thomas Munro Gault, KNZM, QC, who died in Auckland earlier this week. “Sir Thomas was one of the great leaders of the...

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  Budget 2015 continues the Government's investment in ensuring fairness in the tax system by pursuing those attempting to avoid paying tax, Revenue Minister Todd McClay says. Budget details announced yesterday include a further Budget allocation...

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